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Dannen Name Meaning

Probably a short form of any of the various German family names, for example Dannenbaum, Dannenfeldt, beginning with Dannen or Tannen, from Middle High German tan ‘pine’, ‘forest’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Danner, Tannen, Hannen, Dann, Dennen, Nannen, Dunne, Banner, Annen

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Where is the Dannen family from?

You can see how Dannen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dannen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dannen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Dannen family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Dannen's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Dannen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dannen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dannen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dannen. 55% of Dannen men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Dannen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dannen were Contractor and Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    55%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Contractor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    45%
  • Home Maker
    34%
  • Laborer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dannen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dannen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 185 immigration records available for the last name Dannen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 353 military records available for the last name Dannen. For the veterans among your Dannen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dannen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dannen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Dannen in 1959 was 52, and 63 in 2004.

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